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N.I.H. director says asking for proof of vaccination is a step in ‘the right direction.’

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here As cases and hospitalizations rise across the country, Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, said on Sunday that businesses asking employees for proof of vaccination or regular testing were taking steps “in the right......

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky on new indoor mask guidelines, what it means for schools and students

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here CDC Director Rochelle Walensky on new indoor mask guidelines, what it means for schools and students – CBS News Watch CBSN Live CDC Director Rochelle Walensky joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the new guidelines advising fully vaccinated Americans......

Staff director for 1/6 committee accused of retaliating against whistleblower

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Andrew Bakaj, a former special agent for the Office of the Inspector General of the CIA, accused Buckley of suspending the agent’s security clearance and placing the agent on administrative leave after he was accused of providing information and......

Work flexibility ‘here to stay’ in post-Covid world, says director at three Fortune 500 companies

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Companies are monitoring the spread of the delta Covid variant as they adapt return-to-office plans and prioritize giving flexibility to employees, a board member at three Fortune 500 companies told CNBC on Friday. “I believe there’s going to continue to......

New CIA Director, Funeral For Slain Haitian President, Summer Olympics Begins : Up First

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NPR CIA Director William Burns talked with NPR in his first interview since being confirmed in March. Also, slain Haitian President Jovenel Moïse is being laid to rest weeks after his assassination, while the investigation into his murder and unrest in Haiti continues. And, the 2021 Tokyo Olympics officially begin......

Masking guidance unchanged as Delta variant sweeps U.S.- CDC director

Reuters
July 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not revised its masking guidance, even as the Delta variant of the coronavirus sweeps the United States, driving up infections, CDC director Rochelle Walensky said on Thursday. Walensky declined to say if the CDC is considering changing......

Opening ceremony director fired over Holocaust joke on Games eve

Reuters
Tokyo 2020 head says looking into how ceremony will be conducted Friday’s opening ceremony to be subdued, with limited guests Former PM Abe, advocate for Tokyo 2020, won’t attend – media First Lady Jill Biden arrives in Tokyo with U.S. delegation TOKYO, July 22 (Reuters) – On the eve of......

The opening ceremony’s creative director is dismissed over a Holocaust joke.

New York Times
Motoko Rich, Hikari Hida and Makiko Inoue TOKYO — Just a day before the opening ceremony of the delayed Tokyo Olympics, organizers of the Games dismissed Kentaro Kobayashi, the creative director of the ceremony, after video footage emerged of him making fun of the Holocaust in a comedic act in......

Opening ceremony creative director resigns over Holocaust joke

New York Times
Motoko Rich TOKYO — Just a day before the opening ceremony of the delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics, organizers of the Games dismissed Kentaro Kobayashi, the creative director of the ceremony, after video footage emerged of him making fun of the Holocaust in a comedic act in the 1990s. At a......

The Delta variant makes up an estimated 83 percent of U.S. cases, the C.D.C. director says.

New York Times
The highly infectious Delta variant now accounts for an estimated 83 percent of new coronavirus cases in the United States — a “dramatic increase” from early July, when it crossed the 50 percent threshold to become the dominant variant in this country, the director of the Centers for Disease Control......

Delta variant now accounts for 83% of all sequenced Covid cases in the U.S., CDC Director Walensky says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A mobile Covid-19 vaccination centre outside Bolton Town Hall, Bolton, where case numbers of the Delta variant first identified in India have been relatively high. Peter Byrne | PA Images | Getty Images The delta variant first identified in India......

Becker says proposed changes to election procedures could be

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Becker says proposed changes to election procedures could be “national security issue” – CBS News Watch CBSN Live David Becker, the director and founder of the Center For Election Innovation and Research, says there are a lot of “highly......

On the Rise to Expand its Bakery, Hires Britt-Marie Horrocks as New Director of Pastry

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click to enlarge Britt-Marie Horrocks Eclairs are just some of the new pastry offerings that On the Rise bakery will be adding to its menu. Since opening On the Rise bakeshop, owners Adam and Jennifer Gidlow have been measured and deliberate with respect to expansion. Over the course of two......

No evidence yet that it’s time for a 3rd booster, says former FDA director

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here There isn’t enough evidence right now to show that booster shots for Covid vaccines are needed, according to a former FDA director. “Being prepared to make boosters is a good thing, but we really don’t have … evidence, at least......

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